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The Firemans Arms

25 Mechau Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 419 1513
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good53%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pie” (9 reviews)
“pizza” (26 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
25 Mechau Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 125 reviews

Reviewed 31 July 2017

If you like pubs and history then you have to make a visit to Firemans. I first went there 30 years ago and went back again recently, nothing has changed, thankfully. A real piece of Cape Town nostalgia, great beer and for the adventurous their...More

Thank M S
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This is a legend and you could not get more PUB than the Fireman's Arms. It has been around forever and over the years, it has just picked up more and more character. Walking through the door immediately transforms you to a British county pub.More

1  Thank stevebenade
ArcM201, Public Relations Manager at The Firemans Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you for this amazing review, Steve. We are thrilled to know that we’re considered a legend club in Cape Town. We strive to maintain the highest standards as possible and reviews like yours are letting us know that we are on the right track!...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

It was First Thursday on Bree, but felt for some pub grub so headed down to the Fireman's arms in Cape Town, the food is always good. I had the seafood combo and my friend had a prawn dish. The food, even the side dishes...More

1  Thank Nisha R
ArcM201, Public Relations Manager at The Firemans Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hello Nisha, 5-star rate means a lot to us! Sorry about the wine issue; we'll make sure it doesn't happen again. However, we're glad to know that you enjoyed our food, ambience, and service!

Reviewed 17 June 2017

If you are in town make sure you make time to drop by for a drink or two and a hearty meal to satisfy you. Great atmosphere, just like a great pub should have. The food is not to be missed and the Hamburger is...More

Thank johnnycns
ArcM201, Public Relations Manager at The Firemans Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Hello, thanks for this wonderful review! We're pleased to know you enjoyed our atmosphere and food! We'll always make sure we create a welcoming atmosphere for our customers. Keep spreading the word :)

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This is our 2nd visit and yet again the ribs were absolutely amazing that my husband had. Unfortunately I orderd the bacon & Avo pizza. I am convinced that it was not bacon on my pizza as the guest next to me complained as well....More

Thank oosthuysenmichelle
ArcM201, Public Relations Manager at The Firemans Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank you for taking time to review us, we're really glad to know you enjoyed your time at Fireman's Arms. Our apologies that you left feeling dissatisfied with your food, we pride ourselves on excellent food. We are very much aware of the issue we...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Food. Drinks. People. Ambience. Prices. It is like a whole package. A great place to eat, drink, meet people. Staff remember old customers. Always good to be back. Thanks you!

Thank iamjohnny
ArcM201, Public Relations Manager at The Firemans Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Thank you for taking time to review us. It brings us great joy knowing that we manage to offer you a wonderful experience each time you visit us! We take great care in maintaining the highest of standards. We shall see you soon!

Reviewed 23 March 2017

Visited a few times now. Wide selection of drinks and a good menu. Pizza is great as are the pies. Place really comes into its own when the rugby is on....

Thank 1obears
ArcM201, Public Relations Manager at The Firemans Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Thank you for the great rating. We do strive for excellence in our kitchen. We’re also grateful to our patrons for bringing a lively and great spirit that adds to the atmosphere.

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Sitting at the bar for the Ire v Eng rugby as I had the week previous for Wal v Ire, I enjoyed the great atmosphere, the brilliant staff and a lovely pizza! After the game (which we won by the way!! 😜), I had a...More

Thank bmcgovern
ArcM201, Owner at The Firemans Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

We would like to apologise for the misunderstanding. It was a very busy evening and there was a confusion with the bill. When we checked the records, we found that there were two rounds ordered, the first of which was put on your tab, and...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017

While a 'pub is a pub', discovering this Cape Town institution was a pleasant surprise. Always fixated on a sea view or the nearby Waterfront, chasing The Arms proved a refreshing surprise. Decent BIG food portions backed by good friendly service, I'll be back! The...More

Thank japoti
ArcM201, Public Relations Manager at The Firemans Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us Japoti, we are pleased to know that you enjoyed your experience with us. Our lamb curry is most certainly a hit with our patrons. We look forward to having you back soon to try another of...More

Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Its just a great place with very Friendly Staff...super lekka Food.. and so many different choices of Drinks you will find everything you need. You can see Sport on the TV from every place. The Beergarten and also the Pub inside is very nice and...More

Thank IrisVogt
ArcM201, Public Relations Manager at The Firemans Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Thank you for taking time to rate us. We strive to offer the best service and make sure there’s something to be enjoyed by everyone who come through our doors.

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Mechau Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 419 1513
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